On Saturday, Morgan — who is on the wrong side of history 90 percent of the time — thought it would be a good idea to crack a joke about Van Dyke's name. "Imagine being called Dick Van Dyke in the PC-crazed era?" Morgan tweeted. "Poor guy. He'll have to change his name to Richard Van Non-Binary-Gender-Fluid."The world spins, the sun rises, and Piers Morgan makes stupid jokes on Twitter. This time, though, it was actually a little fun for the rest of us — thanks to 92-year-old film and TV icon Dick Van Dyke.
(To be fair, this joke is doing a lot of work: It's condescending, misogynistic, and homophobic.)
Here's how Van Dyke responded. No words, just the perfect screenshot from Diagnosis: Murder.
And perhaps that's the best way to deal with the Piers Morgans of the world: saying nothing, staring incredulously for a moment, then moving on.
Piers Morgan throughout his career
Piers Morgan throughout his career
British journalist and editor of the News Of The World, Piers Morgan sitting in an office strewn with copies of his paper, circa 1995. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Piers Morgan poses with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Spartacus launch party in London, 1992. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan in his office at Canary Wharf, London, 14th December 1998. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror Editor PIERS MORGAN opened an exhibition at the Science Museum today explaining how technology has revolutionised the way newspapers are produced, it also comemorates 100 years of the Daily Mirror, 09. 10. 2003. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan with his Newspaper Editor of the Year award during GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Natural History Museum in London. 14/05/2004: Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan who has Friday May 14, 2004, stepped down 'with immediate effect' after admitting that the pictures of soldiers abusing Iraqis were a 'calculated and malicious hoax'. Mr Morgan left his post hours after the regiment at the centre of the controversy demanded an apology. (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: (FILE PHOTO) Editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper, Piers Morgan is seen in his office from 1997 at the tabloid's Canary Wharf headquarters in London. Morgan, was forced to resign from the paper on May 14, 2004 after it was proven that a set of photos he had published, purporting to show British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners were in fact fake. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON - MARCH 9: Piers Morgan attends the Book Launch Party for his memoirs, entitled 'The Insider', at Axis Restaurant on March 9, 2005 in London. The autobiography provides insights into politics, pop culture and the inner workings of the media, gleaned during Morgan's 15-year career in the media. (Photo by Getty Images)
Portrait of journalist Piers Morgan photographed at home in London during 2005.; (Photo by Spiros Politis/Photoshot/Getty Images)
LONDON - MAY 04: Former editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper Piers Morgan holds a copy of his new newspaper for the young readers 'First News' on May 4, 2006 in London. Mr Morgan, who is the editorial director of First News, says that contibutors for the new national newspaper will include celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and businessman Sir Richard Branson. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Episode 1 -- Aired: 06/21/06 -- Pictured: Piers Morgan (judge) (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Pictured: (l-r) Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff -- Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC UNIVERSAL 2007 SUMMER PRESS DAY -- NBC Entertainment -- Pictured: (l-r) Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne on April 27, 2007 -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Piers Morgan at a party to celebrate the launch of 'The Diana Chronicles' a revealing biography of The Princess of Wales written by Tina Brown at The Serpentine Gallery, central London. (Photo by Joel Ryan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Piers Morgan attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season finale at the American Museum of Natural History on May 10, 2009 in New York City.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 02: Piers Morgan attends 'Glamour Women of the Year Awards' at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Arlene Phillips and Piers Morgan pose ahead of the performance at the 'Newsroom?s Got Talent' event held in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability (www.lcdisability.org) and Helen & Douglas House (www.helenanddouglas.org.uk) at Vinopolis on September 24, 2009 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Marsland/ITN/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Piers Morgan and Celia Walden attend the launch party of the new weekly magazine 'Stylist', on October 1, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 07: Piers Morgan attends the launch of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on CNN at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on December 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: TV personality Piers Morgan arrives at the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at L.A. Live on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Piers Morgan visits Extra at The Grove on February 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Piers Morgan attends The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 party at The Getty House on February 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Piers Morgan attends the grand opening party for Robert Earl's Planet Dailies/Mixology 101 on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/WireImage)
CNN's Piers Morgan arrives at a red carpet event hosted by Google and the Hollywood Reporter on the eve of the annual White House Correspondents? Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 04: TV personality Piers Morgan attends BritWeek 'An Evening With Piers Morgan, In Conversation With Jackie Collins' benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Champneys For BritWeek)
Piers Morgan attends Chelsea Flower Show at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 16: TV host Piers Morgan attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For WWE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Journalist Piers Morgan attends the Jaguar and BritWeek Event: A Villainous Affair, with the new British villain in town, the 2015 F-TYPE Coupe at The London West Hollywood on May 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. A signature BritWeek event, the rooftop reception featured the new Jaguar two-seat sports car. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Piers Morgan attends the Hollywood Reporter's 3rd annual Academy Awards nominees night at Spago on February 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor/comedian James Corden (L) and TV personality Piers Morgan attend The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Nominees Dinner in partnership with Chopard, DeLeon Tequila, FIJI Water and MAC Cosmetics on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Journalist Piers Morgan visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Piers Morgan attends The Frost family final Summer Party to raise money for the Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation on July 18, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for British Heart Foundation)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Journalist Piers Morgan plays a shot on the sixth hole during the Hero Pro-Am at The Grove on October 12, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Piers Morgan attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan arrive for the TVChoice Awards at The Dorchester on September 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Piers Morgan at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines And Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)